Miami's Best Rooftop Restaurants

Juvia

Juvia Miami

Bellini

Mr. C Coconut Grove

La Côte

La Côte at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Tuyo

Tuyo

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By: Dan Rios

Dine on an Elevated Level at these Miami Rooftop Restaurants

Looking for endless water vistas or Miami skyline views? No worries, we’ve got you ‘un’covered. Miami’s rooftop restaurants are the perfect place to enjoy a wonderful culinary experience with an awe-inspiring view. Whether by the beach, in Downtown Miami or in artsy Wynwood, we’ve put together a few of the highlights to tempt your visual palate.

Miami Beach

interior at Juvia
Enjoy endless city views at Juvia Miami

Juvia

Sitting on the ninth floor of the 1111 Lincoln Road building designed by Herzog + de Meuron, Juvia embraces the gorgeous bounty of nature with the finest ingredients sourced locally and globally. Named after the indigenous nut tree that nourishes Brazil, Juvia has become a modern classic for fine dining in South Beach. The indoor-outdoor rooftop restaurant boasts 270-degree panoramic views from the ocean to the Downtown Miami skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows. The menu is a trinity of meticulously crafted French, Japanese and Peruvian cuisine; a convergence in collaboration of the three talented chefs using only the freshest of ingredients.

Watr at the 1 Rooftop

Located on the rooftop of the chic 1 Hotel South Beach, Watr is a sky-high restaurant that floats over the sea with Peruvian-influenced Japanese cuisine. The restaurant features panoramic views of the ocean and features organic and local ingredients that come together to create a Latin and Japanese flair that is natural and fresh. Recently voted Best Sushi, Best Scenic View and Best Late Night Find by the OpenTable Diner’s Choice Awards, Watr offers relaxed and harmonious vibes during the day and a vibrant lounge ambiance into the night. Guests are brought even closer to nature with crafted cocktails and an organic wine selection. 

La Cote at night
The Fontainebleau Miami Beach offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy ocean views

La Côte at Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Enjoy flavorful cuisine of the South of France and refreshing breezes at this open-air restaurant, with views of the famous Fontainebleau pool and panoramic views of the ocean. Recently rated Miami’s Best Poolside Dining Spot by Miami New Times, La Côte features a Mediterranean-style menu, fashionable cocktails and exotic desserts. Open only during daylight, the restaurant is a great place to sit back on the white lounge furniture, enjoy the breeze, the swaying palms and the wonderful vibe. During the weekend, La Côte turns extra vibrant with live DJs entertaining the party-friendly crowd. Casual attire is more than welcome at this poolside location.

MILA

Located in the heart of South Beach, MILA is a rooftop restaurant inspired by the elegant minimalist details of nature. This open-sky oasis embodies a multi-sensory culinary and lifestyle sanctuary for guests to escape, disconnect and delight. The kitchen creates a visionary expression of modern and flavorful “MediterrAsian” cuisine—Asian and Mediterranean classics are revisited, and new flavors are infused to blend both cultures through ingredients and technique. MILA’s bar is curated by some of the world’s most renowned mixologists and pays homage to the artisans, brewers, distillers and farmers across the globe.

Brickell & Downtown Miami

The Terrace at EDGE Steak & Bar

EDGE Steak & Bar has extended its sophisticated indoor dining room and bar scene onto the Terrace which offers a variety of seating options from intimate table settings to communal dining tables. The Terrace sits on the seventh floor of Four Seasons Hotel Miami and features a stylishly serene ambiance with trellised canopies, lush greenery, floor lanterns, fire pits, comfortable furniture and spectacular views of Biscayne Bay. This modern, farm-to-table steakhouse serves high-quality cuts of meat and local seafood, paired with beautifully crafted seasonal vegetables and side dishes. The Terrace at EDGE Steak & Bar is the perfect setting for casual mingling and romantic dinners.

view of Brickell from Area 31
Enjoy the glittering lights of Brickell at Area 31

Area 31

Situated on the 16th floor of Miami’s Kimpton EPIC Hotel, Area 31 features dramatic views of the Brickell area skyline, framed by the glittering waters of Biscayne Bay and the Miami River. Culinary expertise combined with products from local farms and ranches, results in a Mediterranean-inspired menu and a dining experience that is equally casual as it is elegant. Area 31’s herb garden, located on the spectacular outdoor terrace, provides fresh ingredients to both the kitchen and the bar. Innovative cocktails are crafted to match the seasonal menu, which paired with the view, are taking Miami social life to soaring new heights.

food at Tuyo
Savor fresh, quality ingredients at Tuyo

Tuyo

Sitting on the top floor of Miami Dade College’s acclaimed Miami Culinary Institute, Tuyo offers sweeping views of the Miami skyline and Biscayne Bay, dramatically framed by floor-to-ceiling windows. The menu embodies modern dining with contemporary American cuisine that features classic flavor combinations enhanced by an emphasis on fresh, quality ingredients. Tuyo’s diners regularly praise the restaurant for its ambiance, scenic views, romantic appeal and top-notch service.

Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita

Located in the heart of Brickell’s financial district, Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita offers a unique selection of International fusion cuisine. Notable for its dining terrace tucked between Miami’s high rises, Dolores invites guests to come and indulge in their ever-changing internationally and seasonally inspired dishes. Originally built in 1923 in the popular Mediterranean Revival style, and once the site of Miami’s Fire Station No. 4, this whimsical building is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and captures the essence of Miami.

Wynwood

No.3 Social

For beautiful views and outstanding cuisine, there’s No. 3 Social in Wynwood, celebrating the ethnic diversity and food history of Florida in a globally informed way. Before dinner, guests can wander along this vibrant oasis above the Wynwood Arcade featuring art by world-renowned artists, or gaze down upon the famed neighborhood’s artsy streets and mural-covered buildings. Notable chef, Norman Van Aken, serves up globally inspired street foods, all with a Florida cultural and culinary influence. The cuisine is accompanied by a bar program showcasing vibrant cocktails inspired by local ingredients, a carefully selected wine list and craft beers.

ASTRA

Another treasure in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood is ASTRA. This rooftop restaurant and lounge is sure to leave an impression on you and your guests with its Mediterranean cuisine emphasizing Greek flavors. ASTRA is exquisitely landscaped and designed to create an open and vibrant place of leisure; a perfect setting to take in spectacular sunsets and enjoy 360-degree sweeping views of colorful Wynwood. The restaurant serves dinner nightly, as well as Sunday bottomless brunch, serving delectable dishes using the freshest produce and presented with style in this panoramic setting.

Coconut Grove

dining room with a view at Bellini
Top-notch service meets Italian flavors at Bellini

Bellini

The stylish Bellini Restaurant and Bar features rustic Italian fare. Housed in Mr. C Coconut Grove Hotel, Bellini maintains the vision of Mr. C Hotels by delivering an atmosphere that is fun and inviting, while maintaining a top-notch level of service. Bellini offers a modern take on traditional Italian cooking that can be enjoyed day and night. The top floor restaurant evokes the feeling of a cruise liner with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame breathtaking views of the bay. The outdoor patio offers more seating on a wrap-around balcony adorned with blue and white furniture for more of the nautical feel.

Buena Vista

Vista

Located in the Upper Buena Vista complex, Miami’s newest micro-boutique destination, Vista celebrates the fusion of Italian cuisine with Miami’s local flavors and multicultural background. Vista means “view” in Spanish and Italian and reflects the restaurant's mission to introduce a new perspective on traditional Italian cuisine. The Vista rooftop might not be the highest in Miami, but it is a beautiful lush setting with awesome views over the neighborhood rooftops and the iconic, 120-year-old banyan tree that is the centerpiece of the complex — the Vista rooftop really brings a slice of Italian coastal vibe to Miami.

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